What you need to create an iphone game.

What you need to create an iphone game.

An original idea,

Game play,

Sound,

Graphics,

Story,

An original idea

Everything about your game does not have to be original, but the main theme of your game should be. One game I love for the computer is mushroom farm revolution, it is a tower defense game, like so many others, but you can play as mushrooms.

All you have to do is have one original Idea to make an ok game. Note that your game must also be playable. The more originality you put in your game the better.

Game play

Game play must be a balance between simple and complex. You must make your game so that anyone can pick up and play it, but it must be complex enough that users can play it for hours.

Sound

Sound is one of the most overlooked aspects of a game. When I play a game I turn the sound off, but everyone I have talked to about creating Iphone games always talks about angry birds. Their favorite part about angry birds is the sound effects. The pigs laugh at you when you loose and that fuels something inside the people that play it to beat that level. Try to make something original if you make something in garage band that is not bad but a music lover will know the difference between original and garage band.

Graphics

If you don’t have an artistic talent like me, find someone else to do your graphics. You can look for artists on http://www.deviantart.com/ a lot of artiest will do commissions. The art of your game is your advertising. If you do well in the art aspect, apple just might put you on their new and note worthy.

Story

If you are going to have a story in your game make it great. If you don’t know how to make a story and you really want one you have two options. One hire a good writer, or learn how to write. The best way to learn how to write is to read fiction, read writing books, and study the stories of other video games.

If you do end up hiring someone to help you understand that each of these elements is important. Never think that your part is the only element that matters. You can choose what you pay people but for my games I split everything evenly. Each game is different and each section will vary in its importance but don’t leave out anything but the story. What ever you do don’t steal art or music! You would never want anyone to steal your code you worked hard to make it and so did everyone else who has ever created something. The most important thing is to have fun. Good luck and I hope to see your games soon.

Copy right Britney Lee Johnson August 2010.

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2 Responses to What you need to create an iphone game.

  1. zoran says:

    laid out pretty nice and straight forward, i like it.

  2. admin says:

    Thank you :)

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